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Announcements / Thank you!
« Last post by Hrakkar on February 22, 2018, 01:54:16 am »
Thank you, everyone who has marked spam posts as spam. That cleans up the board for everyone and also makes my job easier :)
Announcements / Re: https enabled on Dothraki
« Last post by Hrakkar on February 22, 2018, 01:46:42 am »
Because of my schedule, my presence on Discord is spotty. But thanks for thinking of me :)
Announcements / Re: https enabled on Dothraki
« Last post by ochristi on February 21, 2018, 03:06:51 pm »
Good to see you in here, zhey Ochristi. It's been a long time!
Heyy, was busy. :) Inteded to tell you in person in Discord, but have not seen you for few days. ;)
Announcements / Re: https enabled on Dothraki
« Last post by Hrakkar on February 18, 2018, 01:21:47 am »
Good to see you in here, zhey Ochristi. It's been a long time!
Announcements / Re: https enabled on Dothraki
« Last post by ochristi on February 15, 2018, 02:16:56 am »
Bravo! And as always, if you experience any issues, let us know. ;)
Announcements / https enabled on Dothraki
« Last post by Titstewan on February 15, 2018, 02:13:21 am »
Greetings everybody!  :)

To keep the data more secure, for example logging in, all Dothraki websites are available with https now.

Also, an image proxy is active on the forum to prevent mixed-content issue in various browsers. :)
Beginners / Re: All Root Morphemes in Dothraki [RESOURCE]
« Last post by DannyJeffrey on February 08, 2018, 09:09:26 am »
Rytsas Choyosor, it's good to see that after quite some time since we last spoke, you are still active on this forum. Once again, fantastic job.
Dothraki Language Updates / Re: Dothraki News and Updates
« Last post by Khal_Qana on January 24, 2018, 02:53:08 pm »
Stories from oral tradition make great translation projects if you're looking for something good.  They generally use words that aren't modern or highly specific to the region of the world they come from, allow for you to really stretch your language knowledge/ability, and already has a bunch of prestige behind it (being an ancient story and all). You could use a story from your tribe if you also want something personable to you.

If you're interested in African stories I suggest The Epic of Sundiata.  It's pretty short as epics go, but I just find the messages and morals inside it incredibly profound.  Here's my favorite quote from the epic as a little teaser:

I teach kings the history of their ancestors, for the world is old, but the future often springs from the past
Dothraki Language Updates / Re: Dothraki News and Updates
« Last post by Reuben22 on January 16, 2018, 02:44:11 pm »
Great news! I'm also going to re-commit to checking out this forum and commenting and posting more.

I know some folks have taken on long form translations of other works (books, the Bible, etc.). I'm making it my New Year's resolution to do the same, except I'll steer clear of "the canon" in academic and do something more millennial and fun. I welcome any suggestions!
Dothraki Language Updates / Re: Dothraki Survey
« Last post by Reuben22 on January 16, 2018, 02:16:31 pm »
1.   What is your age? 34
2.   What is your gender? male
3.   What is your educational level? Masters degree in Fine Arts (Creative Writing)
4.   What is your nationality? I'm multi-ethnic (Black, Indigenous American, and others)
5.   Have you ever studied linguistics or related subjects? Yes, part of my major in undergrad was Linguistics
6.   Do you consider yourself a Game of Thrones/ASOIAF fan? Yes
7.   How long have you been learning Dothraki? over 2 years now
8.   What would you consider your proficiency level to be? Proficient in reading and hearing, getting better at speaking.
9.   What methods have you used for learning Dothraki? Memrise e-courses, independent study, translating
10.   Why do you study Dothraki? All sorts of reasons! Mostly I find it fun. I work in a demanding field and it's important to carve out time for hobbies. In undergrad, one group assignment I had was to create a language in small teams and attempt to get fluent in it. This was one of my favorite class projects and I still remember some of the ritual prayers and chants we made up.
On a more personal level, I identified with the Dothraki people on the show but not their portrayal. I saw them, like all Indigenous peoples, as being represented through a colonial lens, and not in their own words. When the language was released I was excited to learn about them through their own (albeit fictional) tongue.
Also, as someone who grew up with Indigenous roots but for complicated family/historical reasons, doesn't have official tribal affiliations, I've always wanted to get more in touch with Indigenous languages but at the same time didn't want to culturally appropriate them. With Dothraki, there's no fear of cultural appropriation, for me at least.
11.   Do you feel that there is a Dothraki culture and if so, are you a part of it? Please explain. Yes, I do. We have some community here on this message board. But also, learning Dothraki on my own, affords me to build out some of my own culture too. There's also a Dothraki Altas that Choyosor and I are working on.
12.   What would you describe as the most important aspects of the development of the Dothraki language? I'm excited for how speakers are changing/adding/mutating the language. David Peterson is still the foremost expert, but with time I hope we as a community can significantly build on to it.
13.   In which way do you think Dothraki has been influenced/changed by the fact that the language now is used for human communication? Recently, some one, I think Choyosor posted the root words all at once and i think this is super helpful in the creation of new words and manipulation of current words.
14.   Do you think that any Dothraki speakers or the related Web sites have influenced David Peterson in coining new words or developing new grammar? Please give examples. I don't actually follow David Peterson that closely. But I did create my own words for cell phones, tv, computers and screen technology.
15.   Do you think the Dothraki language, as known today, has all the vocabulary and all the grammar that is necessary for extensive human communication in all fields of life? Please give examples. I do because although there aren't words for automobiles/air planes etc. We can create our own based on our understanding of how the Dothraki people would create words for those objects.
16.   Do you think Dothraki will need more speakers to survive as a language? Probably
17.   How do you think Dothraki can attract more speakers? I think this will be super local. I teach my friends and family words here and there and find ways to bring the language into my daily life. Eventually, those around will pick up more and it'll expand.
18.   How do you think Dothraki will develop in the future? I get excited about using Dothraki in activist circles as a language of "the resistance" but it's been slow going.
19.   Do you have any other comments on the development of the Dothraki language? Not right now but I'll PM you.
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